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Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat.
« on: July 29, 2013, 09:38:31 PM »

This will be a build for a scratch build Klimek Tugboat. I have built several other scratch built boats and all turned out pretty good.
Now I'm wanting to build a Tug. I searched around the net and located a high res JEPG of the Klimek. I then took that copy and blew it up 265% in paint. I then took it to the local print shop and printed off three copies. One to cut up, One for the actually build and one to keep handy, never know when I may need it.
Does anybody have any pictures of the real boat or know where I can find some?
First I started out by cutting all the formers and keel out of the plans.
Using spray glue I positioned all the formers on 1/4 inch birch ply.
The keel was made from Poplar wood and is 3/8 inch thick.
After all the formers and keel were cut I started laying it all out adjusting the slots as I went along so that everything fit the way I think it should.
The keel was drilled for the stuffing box and the rudder post.
Then everything was tacked glued in place.
Two 1/4 square balsa sticks were used for the tops on the formers inside and out.
A top deck was cut but won't be attached until the hull is planked and the inside glassed.
All this took about 5 hours and $20 dollars for wood so far.
Deciding what material to plank the hull with and leaning towards 1/8x1/4 balsa.
That's all for now. I'll post as many pictures as I can along the way.
Almost forgot. At the scale I'm using it worked out to be 1/20 scale with a hull length of 32 inches.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 09:40:54 PM »

If anybody has any suggestions or comments please post them.  :-))
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 09:30:08 AM »

No suggestions just keep up the good work, looking good :-))
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 10:02:46 AM »

Thanks Mermod
I just got done ordering the wood for the hull. should be a couple of days to receive that then its planking time.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 10:08:57 AM »

I have been looking at different motors available here in the states and I'm thinking about this one using a 50mm 3 or 4 blade prop.
800 Direct Drive Motor
Top RPM: 5167
Runs on 12 Volts
3 Pole
Maximum amperage draw: 5.28amps
Will efectively propel a 36" deep vee boat with a 2" prop Can also turn props up to 3.5 " @ 2500 RPM
Motor mount included.
Overall Length: 4 1/4"
Can Length: 3"
Can Diameter: 2"
Drive Shaft Diameter: 1/4"
Drive Shaft Length: 1/2"


Any ideas from anyone?
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 10:20:35 AM »


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Does anybody have any pictures of the real boat or know where I can find some?


Is  this the one  ?


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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 10:22:56 AM »

Yes, thats the one. I don't seem to be able to locate any actual pictures of it. :((
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 10:24:16 AM »


I Googled it and was overwhelmed.   {-)

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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 11:01:11 AM »

I must be looking in all the wrong places, I can't find any actual photos of the real boat. {:-{
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 11:41:02 AM »

I believe the name is Klimek not klinek. Googling the former gives lots of hits. Give it a try  :-))
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 12:05:55 PM »

Guess I spelled it wrong.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 12:08:30 PM »

Still no photos of the full size boat.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2013, 12:21:39 PM »

Only question, why did you not use ply for the keel? Would have thought far less chance of warping and yes, you are going to seal everything.
 
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2013, 08:35:55 PM »

Only question, why did you not use ply for the keel? Would have thought far less chance of warping and yes, you are going to seal everything.
 
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  I would have thought that solid wood would have less chance of warping and needed to drill a 4mm hole in it for the stuffing box. The ply can splinter and leave a ragged hole.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2013, 08:39:56 PM »

Thank you Martin for the picture, that looks like the one.  :embarrassed: :-))
Now I have a little something to go by as far as colors and layout.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klinek" Tugboat.
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2013, 08:45:36 PM »

Martin,
Would you be able to edit the title of this build to
"Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat. I guess my fat fingers hit the N instead of the M. %%
Thanks a bunch.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat.
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 12:59:54 AM »

I have finally found a couple of photos of the Tug. :-)) :} Same as I'm building but with a different name.
There is also a bunch of other photos of a model going together.
here is the website if anybody is interested.
https://plus.google.com/photos/110036140950170708942/albums/5485477689804179041?banner=pwa&authkey=CPfogdzNxJ6JGw
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Re: Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat.
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2013, 06:52:49 AM »

My wood order arrived today and the planking has commenced.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat.
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2013, 08:37:23 AM »

planking continues.
I dislike Planking <*<
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Re: Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat.
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2013, 07:51:54 PM »

It's looking good. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat.
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2013, 11:12:32 PM »

Wayne.......is this a parallax  glitch/error?.......you know  :o  that is creating the waisted or fiddle profile......or should the planks be progressively tapered toward the stern plate?
Planking certainly is a learning curve for all of us.......Derek
 
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Re: Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat.
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2013, 11:15:24 PM »

Hello Derick
I'm not sure what your asking, or stating here.
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Re: Scratch Built "Klimek" Tugboat.
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2013, 11:41:38 PM »

Wayne...I see the planking in this view as )   ( in profile looking on the stern of the hull
Cameras can sometimes distort images [a mechanism of the function of the lens geometry] ...or was asking if the planks should be tapered?
Do you have any photographs of the full size vessel planking geometry?
I am about to embark on a new planked hull that for scale vision I cannot "block in" [cheat] in any areas where the planking doesn't meet properly   :embarrassed:  .....Derek
 
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2013, 11:48:50 PM »

I don't have pictures of the full size hull, only drawing and the plans.
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